Standard 10, Safeguarding Adults

Key Information:  
Date: Please contact us for the next available date
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration: Half day

Target Audience

This course is ideal for you if you are new to working within the Health and Social Care sector.  It is also relevent for experienced staff who would like to refresh their knowledge and skills



This course aims to explore the term safeguarding, the main types of harm and abuse and the signs that may indicate they are taking place.  You will learn about your role and responsibilities for safeguarding individuals and where you can get additional help and support.  You will explore why some individuals are more vulnerable to abuse and the basic principles of helping an individual to keep themselves safe.  You will consider the legislative framework and factors that have featured in cases of adult abuse and neglect.  You will also learn what you need to do if you suspect abuse, or it has been alleged, including what to do if you feel your concerns have not been listened to.

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of this course you will know:-

  • The Princiles of safeguarding adults
  • How to reduce the liklihood of abuse
  • How to respond suspected or disclosed abuse
  • How to protect people from abuse both locally and nationally

Course Contents

  • Definition of safeguarding and harm
  • Types and signs of abuse and neglect
  • The nature and scope of harm and abuse
  • Vulnerability to abuse
  • The Principles of Safeguarding
  • Restrictive practices
  • Multi agency safeguarding procedures
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act
  • The Care Act
  • Responding to allegations and suspicions of abuse
  • Reporting and recording concerns
  • How to obtan information, advice and support


Learners who complete the Care Certificate may wish to progress to the QCF Health and Social Care Diploma.